The real value of the mighty 9-5

In Norway, cars are not like other cars. The newest 9-5 is hit by a plethora of various government taxes. As a result, you have to fork out roughly $200,000 US Dollars for the V6 Aero.

One of our readers, Håkon, observed that one of these babies have recently been sold. Sola is located in the west part of Norway. Someone who have struck oil recently? In any case, we wish to congratulate the new owner on his/her excellent choice. I would not hesitate a minute myself given the opportunity.

Apologies to TedY for not posting his link earlier, but Vi Bilägare’s previous issue recently picked the best winter car there is. Check out the front page.

Edonis
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Edonis
5 years 6 months ago

I’m glad it’s finally sold, but it took some time. I think I’ve seen that listing at least 30 times, daydreaming. I hope the new owner is a happy driver now 😉

Oistein
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Oistein
5 years 6 months ago

Hi Rune!
Here is another “crazy” norwegian man. I have just ordered a 9-5 TTid Aero combi with xwd and with a lot of extras. I have to wait until August/September but I think it is worth while. Realy looking forward to receive that car.

rune
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5 years 6 months ago

Congratulations Oistein!

It took me a while before I realized you said ‘combi’. At first I did not realize why it would take so long time! 🙂

Did you take any other cars out for a test drive before pulling the trigger on the 9-5?

John A.
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John A.
5 years 6 months ago

Ja! Kjører daglig Nydalen – Asker T/R og har hittill sett EN NG 9-5, men til gjengjeld tre ganger…samme bil. 🙂 Vil ha fler på veiene! Kjører dessverre en V70 grunnet firmabilordning….Saab var intet alternativ sommeren 2010.

Edonis
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Edonis
5 years 6 months ago
I live at Majorstuen along Kirkeveien, so I sometimes just look out of the window, and I haven’t really seen that many new 9-5s. I saw one yesterday, one the week before and another one two weeks ago at Nordby shopping centre in Sweden (with Norwegian plates). I sat in my car for a while and in ten minutes time, I saw several people turning their heads and one guy went up to the window and looked through. But in total, I don’t think I’ve seen In total I haven’t seen more then a handful of NG 9-5s. I do… Read more »
Oistein
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Oistein
5 years 6 months ago

Oh yeah. I have tested Subary, Nissan, Opel 4×4 and BMW x3, I hesitated a bit of the bimmer, but with their red lights, the decision was easy, and I always have been
in love with SAAB, This is my eigth SAAB, most has been second handed cars, but this
time I could go for my ultimate dream, a Aero with XWD.

Phoenix
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Phoenix
5 years 6 months ago

I would never call you crazy Oistein. Just a man with good taste 🙂

JH
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JH
5 years 6 months ago

Off-topic but nice:
Saab in the top of Swedish brand sustainability perception survey:
http://sustainablebrands.idg.se/

Saab is the second best car brand (after Volvo) and the 7th best brand in total:

1. Coop
2. ICA
3. Volvo
4. Arla
5. IKEA
6. Lantmännen
7. Saab
8. Skånemejerier
9. Systembolaget
10. Bilprovningen
11. SJ
12. Scan
13. Scandic
14. Norrmejerier
15. Max
16. Hemköp
17. H&M
18. Toyota
19. GodEl
20. Milko
21. Husqvarna
22. Posten
23. Electrolux
24. Volkswagen
25. Willys
26. Sony Ericsson
27. Hästens
28. Åhléns
29. BMW
30. Audi

Beren Erchamion
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5 years 6 months ago

It would be interesting to see how the 9-5 cost stacks up against otehr similar cars in terms of total cost. BMW 5 and Audi A6 for example.

Esone
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Esone
5 years 6 months ago

Audi 3.0 TFSI Quatro 1,352.000 nok
Bmw 535 xD 1,229.000 nok
Saab Aero 6 1,134.000 nok

I trayed to choose similiar equipment. Your can discus the equipment details. But Saab have a higer basic-price, but are cheeper when compared with the others, similar equipment choosen.

Cokeisit
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Cokeisit
5 years 6 months ago

The winter test by Vi Bilägare deserves a post of its own. The 9-5 outperforms the competition (including the V60). The result is interesting because ViB has complained a lot on the 9-5 in previous articles and when the long time winter test started.

Read more at http://www.vibilagare.se/test/langtest/langtest-2011-saab-95-vinner-pa-vintern-30804.

Jeff
Member
5 years 6 months ago

I’m working on the translation as we speak, it’s a long (but great) article! It’ll be up on the front page soon.

Talladegan
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Talladegan
5 years 6 months ago

Googletrans of the conclusion…excellent!

“The Saab 9-5 surprised and convinced. That Saab can make cars that pallets for the Swedish winter is certainly not unknown. But that 9-5 would be fun-organizing faultlessly throughout the test, we had not imagined. Whatever it is for a virus that creeps around in the computer system, they kept it in check throughout the week.

The operative part was unusually united: the Saab 9-5 is by far the most competent winter car of our five new models. Too bad so few will notice it. “

Per
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Per
5 years 6 months ago

@Øistein, Congrats, I guess yours will be among the first ones delivered..

Oistein
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Oistein
5 years 6 months ago

Thank you mate! You saw my smile at Esso Ryen and it couldn’t by any other
car.

Saabulon
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Saabulon
5 years 6 months ago

Congratulations Øistein, impeccable taste!

About the car that was sold in Sola – an absolutely gourgeous monster! Whoever bought it is a very lucky man/woman.

About Sola, seems as if almost all new 9-5s recently sold have been sold in Sola…. What’s going on over there?

kfors
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kfors
5 years 6 months ago

The dealer in Sola has sold a lot of Saabs the last decades, if you are located in the south part of Norway you will see at lot of Saabs with the same dealername under the number plate. I don`t know if he still sells a lot of cars to the large companys around Stavanger.

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